When Felix Baumgartner lept from a floating capsule in the stratosphere, plunging 24 miles to the ground, most of us here on Earth were busy thinking "I could never bring myself to do that." Turns out Baumgartner almost couldn't either. But it wasn't exactly the fall that was freaking him out, it was the suit designed…
Following a five-hour hold due to weather, today's attempt at the first-ever supersonic space jump has been cancelled. The look on Baumgartner's face after the mission-abort was announced, pictured above, says it all: this has been a disappointing day.
When most people skydive, they jump from an altitude between 3,000 and 15,000 feet. Today, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner will leap from a balloon soaring 120,000 feet above sea level.
Oh, you've been skydiving? That's nice. Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner is underwhelmed by your "achievement."